How Do Airplanes Fly?

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How Do Airplanes Fly?

Airplanes help us travel, transport mail, and can even be flown for fun! Our friend, Dre’ven, wants to know: How Do Planes Fly? Join us for Ask A Doer where Kelsie will explore how planes fly!

Terms You’ve Learned

Thrust – The force that propels an airplane or rocket forward.

Drag – The force acting opposite to the thrust

Gravity – The force by which a planet or other body draws objects toward its center. 

Lift – The force acting opposite to gravity. 


Is there a question your kids want as a DOer? Send your kids' questions to for a chance to be featured in our Ask A DOer Series!   Be sure to include their name and age, video submissions are encouraged. 


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